The 2013 sequel to the J.J. Abrams directed 2009 "Star Trek" film and the 12th movie based on the franchise created by Gene Roddenberry.

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Why didn't the Vulcan nerve pinch work?

During the final fight sequence between Spock and Khan. Spock applies the Vulcan nerve pinch to Khan, who lets out a scream of pain but doesn't collapse. Why didn't the nerve pinch work?